Highest Finish in Recent Years
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Yale men's golf team has wrapped up its 2013-14 season at No. 67 on the Golfstat.com rankings, the team's highest finish in recent memory and the highest in the Ivy League.
It was a season in which the Bulldogs finished in no lower than second place at a northeast tournament and claimed victories at The Doc Gimmler and the Ivy League Match Play. The Elis also notched up second-place finishes at the Macdonald Cup, the Met Intercollegiate, the Princeton Invitational and the Ivy League Championship.
The Bulldogs' record reflects the strength of their season: their fall record was 37-4 while their April record was 31-4. All together, Yale posted a 73-18 record for the season, which included a 5-10 record at the Linger Longer Invitational; that performance included just five losses to teams ranked above No. 50 and just three to teams in the northeast and Ivy League. The Elis also had the highest-ranked golfers in the Ivy League: senior captain Sam Bernstein, who shared Ivy League Player of the Year honors, was the highest ranked by Golfweek (No. 306), while junior captain-elect William Davenport was the highest ranked on Golfstat (No. 210).
Altogether, the team finished the regular season as the highest ranked team in the Ivy League, at No. 67—no Ancient Eight team has finished in a higher spot since the NCAA tournament moved to a six Regional format. However, the team's second-place finish at the Ivy League Championship meant that it needed an at-large bid to move to the NCAA Regional contest, which it did not ultimately receive. No. 199 Columbia, which won the Ivy League Championship, will advance to the NCAA Regional at Briggs Ranch in San Antonio, Texas.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.